Eucharist

noun
Eu·cha·rist | \ˈyü-k(ə-)rəst \

Definition of Eucharist 

2 Christian Science : spiritual communion with God

Other Words from Eucharist

eucharistic \ˌyü-kə-ˈri-stik \ adjective often capitalized

First Known Use of Eucharist

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Eucharist

Middle English eukarist, from Anglo-French eukariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek, Eucharist, gratitude, from eucharistos grateful, from eu- + charizesthai to show favor, from charis favor, grace, gratitude; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice — more at yearn

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